National Trails Day – June 5th, Trailsfest in Coloma – June 7th, and the American River Confluence Festival in Auburn – June 13th.
Many of us relocated to the Georgetown Divide and surrounding areas to participate in endurance horseback riding, ultra running or cycling. The Western States 100 Mile Run, the Tevis Cup 100 Mile in 1 Day Ride and events like these draw attention to our trails much like the recent Amgen Tour of California draws attention to road cycling. While some of us compete regularly in these events or at least aspire to, many more of us seek events far less demanding; a short hike, a pleasure ride on horseback, or a bike ride down the street. Before the summer’s heat can’t be escaped, check out ongoing hikes offered and led by these local groups: Auburn State Recreation Area Canyon Keepers, the Mother Lode Chapter of Sierra Club and the American River Conservancy.